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Baba Ghanouj

Baba ghanouj (or baba ganoush) is Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dish comprised of roasted eggplant, olive oil, lemon juice, spices, and sometimes tahini.

This lightened up version is perfect as a side by itself, as part of a mezze appetizer, or as a sauce for meat. We like to pair it with our Easy & Healthy Pita Chips

Serves 4


2 cloves of garlic, raw

2TB olive oil

1 lemon, juiced

Salt and pepper (to taste)

1. Remove the flesh from both sides of the roasted eggplant and place into the food processor or blender. I have also used a mixer for this but it doesn't turn out as smooth and creamy.

2. Add olive oil, juice from half of a lemon, and 1 clove of raw garlic. Blend and then taste - some people are more sensitive to raw garlic. Continue to add raw garlic and lemon juice to taste.

Nutrition Facts (approx.):

Calories: 108

Total Fat: 7.1 g

Saturated Fat: 1 g

Sodium: 296 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 11.8 g

Added Sugar: 0 g

Dietary Fiber: 5 g

Total Protein: 1.8 g

Below we've used baba ghanouj as part of a mezze plate with dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), grilled chicken, and feta.

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